Taking a cue from my friend C.J. Box, here are the 10 crime novels that influenced me the most (in no particular order and probably not at all what you would have expected).
• THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Arthur Conan Doyle
• DEVICES AND DESIRES by P.D. James
• THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler
• FACELESS KILLERS by Henning Mankell
• HEAVEN'S PRISONERS by James Lee Burke
• MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie
• A THIEF OF TIME by Tony Hillerman
• DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley
• THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson
• WINTER'S BONE by Daniel Woodrell
No doubt, I am forgetting something because I tend to do that.